The Secret Plan of Jack Black

Why is the American wild man getting in the ring as a half-Mexican wrestling monk? For the stretchy pants--and to make moviemaking fun

It's possible that in the next few hours Jack Black will become a father. "I'm sorry, but I have to keep my cell phone on," Black says. "My lady"--wife Tanya Haden, a musician--"is nine months preggy. I may need to pounce into action." A minute later, Black forgets the name of the dish he had for breakfast each morning while making his latest film, Nacho Libre, in Oaxaca, Mexico. This bothers him so much that he whips the phone open--"Sorry, I got to do this"--and calls a friend in Paris, who doesn't answer because it's 4 a.m. there. By the time...

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